The death has occurred of the man responsible for the planting of trees that form the iconic Celtic Trinity Knot on the side of Tormór mountain that can be seen from the Sligo/Manorhamilton road.
Jim McCabe was a native of County Cavan and a member of the Cavan 1952 All-Ireland winning team.
He later became an economist with the World Bank, working in Paris and in Washington DC.
He lived in Calry, Co Sligo, for a time and later in Glencar, where he and his family planted deciduous and coniferous trees on the mountain side, the intricacy of the work being highlighted as the trees change colours and shed leaves with the passing seasons.
Sligo Councillor Donal Gilroy, who is related to the family through marriage, says the Trinity Knot on Tormór Mountainside is a much photographed feature.
He also recalled Jim McCabe’s football career and his work with the World Bank.